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Cybersecurity & Ethical Hacking

Cybersecurity & Ethical Hacking

Cybersecurity & Ethical Hacking interns out of Argentina play an important role in ensuring the safety of websites and IT networks across a range of companies and public organizations. Interns conduct authorized penetration tests to identify security vulnerabilities and weaknesses and recommend improvements.

Internship Highlights:
  • Learn the methodologies for conducting a successful penetration test
  • Gain up-to-date understanding of cybersecurity issues and how to protect networks from attacks
  • Gain international experience while interning remotely from home without having to travel
Type of host organizations:
  • Computer security service companies
Gain academic or course credit
Everything arranged for you from $1099 (approximately 1099)
Available year-round, start when you like
Intern part-time or full-time from anywhere
Choose your duration: 100, 200 or 350 hours
Personal online orientation & coaching
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Eligibility requirements and Associated career paths
Eligibility requirement

Suitable for interns with at least basic knowledge of computer networks, operating systems (MS Windows and Linux), web applications and cybersecurity. High School graduates aged 18+ may be accepted, depending on the strength of their application (including any relevant experience, with a desire to learn and grow within this field).

Language requirements

This internship is conducted in English.

Associated career paths

Pentester, Ethical hacker, Software Developer, Cybersecurity advisor, IT security advisor, Program writer, IT Technical Support Officer, IT Sales Professional, Software Engineer, Analyst (i.e. UX, Applications, Cyber Security, Data, Systems, Business), Database Administrator, Information Systems Manager, Applications Developer, Network Engineer, Web Content Manager

Internship details

Cybersecurity & Ethical Hacking interns out of Argentina play an important role in ensuring the safety of websites and IT networks across a range of companies and public organizations. Interns conduct authorized penetration tests to identify security vulnerabilities and recommend improvements.

This is a remote internship you can conduct from home.

This is an ideal opportunity for interns looking to gain experience in the field of cybersecurity and understand how to protect networks from cyber attacks. Interns gain relevant, up-to-date knowledge of hacking techniques and learn about the ethics of conducting authorized attacks with potentially sensitive information.

Ethical hacking is an increasingly in-demand skill among large public and private entities looking to protect themselves from cyber attackers. In this internship, you’ll play the role of a hacker attempting to break into the networks and systems of your placement company, and recommend steps to ensure these vulnerabilities are protected.

Interns conduct a range of penetration tests, learning how hackers conduct cyber attacks and the ways in which they compromise systems. This information is highly valuable, and enables companies to protect their interests and those of their customers. You’ll also write detailed reports based on your testing, explaining where vulnerabilities exist and recommending ways they can be addressed. Depending on your level of technical expertise, there may also be opportunities to implement your recommended fixes.

Interns initially conduct experiments in a controlled laboratory environment, with daily virtual progress meetings with your supervisor. Depending on your skills and ability, you’ll then be immersed into real environments, conducting tests on live websites, networks and systems.

In all cases, interns should expect that the initial phase of their remote internship will focus on gaining some introductory knowledge. You may start by gaining an understanding or overview of what you can build upon, develop, learn, and contribute. Ensure that you ask questions and provide feedback during the introductory period, so that your supervisor understands how you’re progressing. This will help them to better understand important details, such as how quickly you learn, what you find challenging, what you find interesting, etc.

Understand and expect that individual internship experiences vary. Therefore, if you’re at a more introductory level, you should reasonably expect a more introductory internship. Likewise, if you’re interning for a shorter duration, you will have a different experience from someone who is interning for a longer duration. Placement preferences are considered but always subject to availability.

Career Benefits

Cybersecurity & Ethical Hacking interns learn from a qualified and experienced supervisor, and can be involved in:
  • Understand the ethics in the discipline of penetration testing

  • Conducting penetration tests

  • Identifying cyber security weaknesses

  • Writing penetration test reports

  • Recommending solutions to vulnerabilities

Professional development opportunities:
  • Learn about contemporary cyber security concerns

  • Learn how to identify cybersecurity weaknesses

  • Understand how penetration tests are carried out

  • Understand the ethics of conducting penetration tests

  • Gain experience writing penetration test reports

  • Learn how to address cybersecurity issues

  • Understand the ethics of conducting penetration tests with potentially sensitive information

  • Gain practical skills and boost your employability, with guidance from Intern Abroad HQ’s Experiential Learning Curriculum to support your learning and cultural intelligence.

What recent interns said about their experience

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Ian Schwartz
June 2023

I honestly enjoyed this experience so much that if I could change anything, I would have cleared my schedule so I could have had my entire focus on my internship. I had an absolute blast tinkering with various tools and received a ton of amazing feedback on my work. I gained a ton of valuable insight as to how a penetration tester works, and more perspective on Cybersecurity as a whole. I really mean this when I say it: I haven't had the opportunity to work more offensively (talking about school) so this exposure really makes me feel like I've learned a lot.

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Reynard Colwell
September 2022

There are many take-away's I've had from this internship. All of it was excellent. Seizing the opportunity for self-improvement in my professional career is the underlying take-away when we sum up. I know I am overall better off as a result of this internship and it has taught me to pursue excellence at the next level. It has been a challenging but very rewarding 12 weeks I've spent with Intern Abroad HQ.

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Nana Jonah
December 2021

I was seeking a penetration testing internship and I received exactly that. My advice to future interns would be to complete the application form thoroughly and indicate your preferences to the best of your ability, in order to be placed in your desired internship. There is no excuse not to embark on a journey such as this. The team (your remote internship host organization) will work with you and they want to see you succeed as much as you do. You do need to take responsibility for maintaining communication on your side. One thing I loved about the remote internship was the flexibility; they will work with your schedule. During the internship, I met different types of people from different backgrounds and learned a lot of hands-on material. I enjoyed my internship and I will definitely recommend it to others.

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Program fees

It’s free to apply for this internship. Once we have reviewed your suitability and accepted you onto this program, you’ll need to pay a deposit of US$499 to confirm your place. The remaining balance of your Program Fee (less your initial US$499 deposit payment) will be due within 7 days of being assigned a placement.

Duration
Program Fee
100 hours (3 weeks full time, or 5 weeks part time) $1,099
250 hours (8 weeks full time, or 12 weeks part time) $1,499
350 hours (13 weeks full time, or 17 weeks part time) $1,799
  • Dedicated support before, during, and after your internship
  • Sourcing and securing your internship placement
  • Personalization of your internship plan
  • Orientation and coaching with your supervisor
  • Documented portfolio of your experiential learnings
  • Academic credit facilitation
  • International reference letter
  • Certificate of Internship Completion
  • A deposit of $499 (approximately 499) is required to secure your internship
  • Balance of your Program Fee is due within 7 days of being assigned a placement.
  • All payments attract a 5% transaction fee to cover international banking fees and currency charges.
  • International wire transfer payments attract a minimum fee of $75 USD.
  • Terms and Conditions apply.